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Xavier Magazine | September 23, 2018

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Jim Ray RECREATIONAL SPORTS As director for recreational sports, Ray is responsible for managing Xavier’s athletic facilities, except for the Cintas Center, and intramurals, club sports and summer sports activities. Ray is a Xavier graduate who was on the football team its final season, playing in five games on special teams. A fitness buff, Ray competed in an Ironman competition and in 2004 rode his bicycle from San Diego to Florida to raise money for Special Olympics.

Tim Quinn PHILOSOPHY Quinn teaches several philosophy courses, including Theory of Knowledge, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics, Bioethics and Kant. Before coming to Xavier in 1987, he taught at Albertus Magnus College where he was the entire philosophy department. “Xavier is a good size because classes are big enough to generate discussion, yet small enough for the professor to know the students,” he says. He enjoys playing guitar, woodworking and hiking.

Tom Brady UNIVERSITY RELATIONS Brady, in his second year at Xavier, is assistant director for the annual fund and the All For One club. He also helps coordinate the Business Mobilized for Xavier and matching gifts programs. He says that he enjoys working at Xavier because the people he works with create a great office environment. Outside of the office, Brady enjoys watching Xavier basketball, playing golf and spending time with his wife and kids.

Patricia Blake EDUCATION In her fourth year as an adjunct faculty member in the department of education, Blake teaches undergraduate as well as graduate-level classes in education. She earned her master’s degree in educational administration from Xavier as well as her principal’s license. She is now working on her superintendent’s license. What little free time she has, she devotes to her husband and two sons.

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